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The Net (1995)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Drama | 28 July 1995 (USA)
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A computer programmer stumbles upon a conspiracy, putting her life and the lives of those around her in great danger.

Director:

Irwin Winkler
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Bullock ... Angela Bennett
Jeremy Northam ... Jack Devlin
Dennis Miller ... Dr. Alan Champion
Diane Baker ... Mrs. Bennett
Wendy Gazelle Wendy Gazelle ... Imposter
Ken Howard ... Bergstrom
Ray McKinnon ... Dale
Daniel Schorr ... WNN Anchor
L. Scott Caldwell ... Public Defender
Robert Gossett ... Ben Phillips
Kristina Krofft ... Nurse #1
Juan Garcia Juan Garcia ... Resort Desk Clerk (as Juan García)
Tony Perez ... Mexican Doctor
Margo Winkler Margo Winkler ... Mrs. Raines
Gene Kirkwood Gene Kirkwood ... Stan Whiteman
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Storyline

Angela Bennett's a software engineer type who works from home and has few friends outside of cyberspace. Taking her first vacation in years, she becomes embroiled in a web of computer espionage. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Imagine a world where everything about you is on record. A world where every trace of your existence is on computer... A world which could easily be erased... See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some sexuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 July 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La red See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,037,745, 30 July 1995

Gross USA:

$50,727,965

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,627,965
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS (8 channels)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

American film debut of Jeremy Northam. See more »

Goofs

The chase on the highway with Angela/BMW and the two cops/cop car happens in the pouring rain. Tires screeching as they do would only happen if it were dry. See more »

Quotes

Jack: If you'll excuse me, it's, it's time to make the world safe for democracy.
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Connections

Featured in The Net: From Script to Screen (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

A Whiter Shade of Pale
Written by Keith Reid, Gary Brooker and Matthew Fisher (uncredited)
Performed by Annie Lennox
Courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd./Arista Records, Inc.
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Flimsy, far-fetched, but spunky and attractive
11 May 2002 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Sandra Bullock is very appealing as an unloved independent systems analyst who unknowingly gets hold of a disk that could bring worldwide chaos; pretty soon, she's dodging bad guys, running from the cops and putting her allies in danger (including Dennis Miller, who is surprisingly good). Despite a penchant for filming mouths in close-up, Irwin Winkler has directed a very fast, fun technical-thriller in which charming Bullock is bounced from one nightmare to another. I loved the way she gets out of a building swarming with security: she dons a fireman's outfit and escapes, but then the bad guys see a nicely piled fireman's outfit (and helmet!) sitting on the sidewalk and yell, "She's getting away!" Just one example of how this movie is so completely brainless, but yet entertaining enough on a non-think level that you tell yourself not to notice. You'll hate yourself in the morning, though. **1/2 from ****


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